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Rio+20: A Water Guide for Negotiators and Young Water Experts

Rio+20: A Water Guide for Negotiators and Young Water Experts

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Water will be a central component of the Rio discussions due to its role in the green economy. Furthermore, water management structures will be part of the discussions at the Summit. A strong unified front from the water community is required to assure that the agreements made at Rio produce positive and lasting results regarding water resources. This guide seeks to introduce the Rio+20 process and facilitate water stakeholders’ participation in the process.
Water will be a central component of the Rio discussions due to its role in the green economy. Furthermore, water management structures will be part of the discussions at the Summit. A strong unified front from the water community is required to assure that the agreements made at Rio produce positive and lasting results regarding water resources. This guide seeks to introduce the Rio+20 process and facilitate water stakeholders’ participation in the process.

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Rio+20: A Water Guide
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Acronyms
AOSIS Alliance of Small Island StatesCBD Convention on Biological DiversityCCD Convention on DesertificationCITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of WildFauna and FloraCOP Conference of the PartiesCOP/MOP Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the PartiesCSD Committee on Sustainable DevelopmentESOCOC UN Economic and Social CommitteeGEF Global Environmental FacilityIGO Inter-Governmental OrganizationIFI International Financial InstitutionIFSD International Framework for Sustainable DevelopmentINC International Negotiating CommitteeJPOI Johannesburg Plan of ImplementationMEA Multilateral Environmental AgreementMDB Multilateral Development BankMDG Millennium Development GoalsMG Major GroupMOP Meeting of the PartiesNGO Non-Governmental OrganizationRIO+20 UNCSD Earth SummitUNCED UN Conference on Environment and DevelopmentUNCLOS UN Convention on the Law of the SeaUNCSD UN Conference on Sustainable DevelopmentUNDESA UN Department of Economic and Social AffairsUNECE UN Economic Commission for EuropeUNEP UN Environment ProgrammeUNFCCC UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeUNGA UN General AssemblyWSEC World Sustainable Energy Conference
 
 
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The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the official opinions of the UnitedNations Conference on Sustainable Development or other institutions of the United NationsRio+20: A Water Guide by Olimar Maisonet-Guzman is licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Maisonet-Guzman, O. (2012). Rio+20: A Water Guide. Washington, DC.
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Olimar Maisonet-Guzman (SustainUS)
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Adam Greenberg, Gabriel Rodriguez
Acknowledgements
This guide could not have happened without the advice and contribution of water activists andresearchers. Special thanks to: Susan Bazilli (IWRP), Ken Conca (American Univesity), MarcoDaniel (Helvetas), Felix Dodds (Stakeholders Forum), Zachary Hurwitz (International Rivers),Louis Lebel (Chiang Mai University), Josefina Maestu (UN-Water), Jack Moss (Aquafed), andDavid Trouba (WSSCC). We also acknowledge the members of the UN Major Groups ofChildren and Youth that help make this guide a reality.

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